I always like trying to keep you guys honest (SS14 LOL) When you get all crazy with predictions & such.
Anyways. Danica did do well in her NW race at Bristol, to what I thought was her most complete race to date in a stock car. Then someone said she would get a top 20 in the cup race, where I was quick to point out no Beeeeping way
She should call it a good race if she is only 3 laps down.
I didnt think she would wreck although I was hoping she would wreck Ryans competition for the chase. I did think trying to not get "in the way" of the top drivers would slow her down getting out of the way & she would go several laps down.
Well no she didnt get the top 20 & she was way more than 3 laps down, but let me tell you what I was seeing.
When she was a lap down, there was some really good drivers that went a lap down as well. Mainly Tony & Kenseth. After a yellow everytime one of these top drivers got the lucky dog who did I see the next car a lap down? Danica! She was keeping pace & one of the better cars a lap down. Finally she got her own Lucky Dog where I figured the next long green she would go right back a lap down.
Well she didnt. No she wasnt lighting the place on fire or anything, but she was driving a smart race & was up to speed enough to stay on the lead lap & was in the top 20 late in the race when she was wrecked! I think this was the best Weekend of stock car racing she has had in her career (& no I dont look at stats when I am evaluating drivers)
So to all my rose colored glasses Danica fan buddies........
This is the ol' Schmoopster! sitting down at the table of a big ol' hot steaming plate of crow to eat.
(pass the salt)
Very nicely Done this last weekend Danica (& her fans)